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The time I almost went through with it: Marie-Claude Savard’s story

by Marie-Claude Savard - February 18, 2016 under Celebrity Ambassadors

1986 The ringing in my ears is getting stronger. I can feel that I’ll lose consciousness any time now and it will be too late. Time passes, but I’m no longer sure that I want to go. I’m afraid. I want to end my suffering. I feel completely alone in my pain. Every minute, every […] Read more

Nikki Y’s important message to Kids Help Phone

by Nikki Y - December 2, 2015 under Celebrity Ambassadors

I am so excited to be named Kids Help Phone’s new National Celebrity Ambassador. It means so much to me to be a part of this cause and to be able to let everyone know during Bullying Awareness Week. As someone who has been bullied first hand, I can’t tell you how important it is […] Read more

A sense of belonging helped me stop bullying: Joe Eppele’s story  

by Joe Eppele - November 16, 2015 under Bullying, Celebrity Ambassadors, Hope

I’m a CFL free agent, and prior to that I was lucky to be part of the 100th Grey Cup in Toronto, playing on the winning home team, the Toronto Argonauts. I played college football for Washington State University before I was drafted to the CFL. I’m originally from BC. I was born in Squamish and […] Read more

Everything happens for a reason: A Q&A with Kids Help Phone Celebrity Ambassador Phoebe Dykstra

by Phoebe Dykstra - February 24, 2015 under Celebrity Ambassadors, Hope

Phoebe Dykstra, originally of Balmoral, Manitoba, quickly became a distinct Canadian television host as a MuchMusic VJ and later on MTV Canada. In these former roles, Phoebe shared her uplifting personality with thousands of viewers across Canada. She also bravely shared her personal experiences with bullying and disordered eating. As a self-proclaimed “open book” and […] Read more

Why bullies need help too: A Q&A with Joe Eppele, Kids Help Phone Celebrity Ambassador

by Joe Eppele - February 19, 2015 under Bullying, Celebrity Ambassadors, Hope

Joe Eppele is a top-tier, successful Canadian athlete—after playing college football for Washington State University, he helped the Toronto Argonauts take home the 100th Canadian Football League Grey Cup in 2012. He is now a CFL free agent. He’s a commanding presence, standing at 6 foot 8 now, with a solid, athletic build. So it […] Read more